Rodger Winn, an Oregon citizen, wrote an article promoting the extension of assisted suicide laws to people with Alzheimer's that he titled: A matter of choice
Winn is proposing that the answer to people with Alzheimer's is to give them a lethal dose.
Since when is it a matter of choice for people who cannot ask for assisted suicide, and what happens when the person is unable to "self-administer" the lethal dose themselves. Well, self-administer is really a misnomer in Oregon because it has been defined as "to ingest" and because there is no witness required at the time of death. To ingest could mean that you swallow or that it is absorbed throught your IV.
I wonder if Winn would say that there is no fear of a slippery slope in Oregon?
Link to Winn's letter that was published on Oregon Live on Saturday, January 29, 2011.